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Sunset Strain Lewisia

Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain'
SKU: HC018017
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain' (Bitterroot) is a perennial coveted by in-the-know gardeners. Spectacular in flower, long-lived, and unique, this resilient native cultivar thrives in fast-draining gravelly sites and low fertility soil. With its compact form, it is a good fit for rock gardens, xeriscapes, sidewalk gardens, and containers. Flowering with the full color spectrum of a summer sunset from apricot and tangerine to pinks and yellows, the colorful flowers attract butterflies and bees from spring to fall.
key features
Botanical Name
Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Evergreen, Container Planting, Rock Gardens, Erosion Control
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to fall


Lewisia cotyledon 'Sunset Strain' (Bitterroot) has evergreen succulent spoon-shaped leaves that grow several inches long while upright stems support the sprays of inch-wide colorful flowers. Winner of Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. If it’s time to up your game with water saving plants, give beautiful Lewisia a try! Pollinator favorites and deer resistant, these hardy plants are long-lived when happy. Native to the rocky slopes of western North America, Lewisia is a resilient native perennial that thrives in fast-draining gravelly sites and low fertility soil. Great for rock walls, rock or alpine gardens, hillsides, or a rocky area where erosion control is needed. Plant Lewisia in full sun or morning sun and afternoon shade. Good drainage and lean soil are the keys to success with these plants, but water when flowering. Thanks to its compact form, it makes a lovely container plant too, just be sure to keep the soil lean and use a gravel mulch. Plant it with Aubrieta, Sedum, Sempervivum, and compact Penstemon.
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